Maryland during January is not fun, with weather ranging from freezing rain to multiple feet of snow it’s no wonder nobody wants to leave their homes to do daily chores and run errands. Would you really put on layers of jackets and socks so you could drive out to go grocery shopping? Would you mess up the perfect blanket burrito you just put yourself in to go to the post office? Probably not. Now, in the great day of the future that is 2015, you’ll never have to leave your house again, thanks to a couple of revolutionarily lazy smartphone apps.
An app steadily growing in popularity, Postmates, allows you to order pretty much anything – specific food from local restaurants, merchandise from virtually any store near you – and has someone deliver it to you. Because this app originates from San Francisco and is still growing, it doesn’t have many obscure locations and the nearest services to the Bullis community come from Washington, DC. However, it does have a wide range of stores to select from. Price of delivery will range from amount of items bought to time of day, meaning the peak times at night will be more expensive. So go ahead and download, wrap yourself up in that blanket burrito and prepare to sit on your couch through the rest of the winter while people do all your grocery shopping for you.
Deemed by the New York Times as “magical”, Shyp truly is a special app. You now have the ability to ship anything anywhere in the world without ever leaving your house. The app even has a tracking device so you can see where your package is at what time. All you do is take a picture of the item you want to have shipped, enter it in the app with your address and the address of where you’d like to send it. Then your part is over and someone will come to your house, professionally package your item, and ship it out for you – and we thought shipping was easy enough as it is! You’ve never had to deliver a package yourself, have you? All you did was put it in a box and take it to the post office – and now someone does that for you. Wow. All you have to do is open your front door to give the Shyp employee your items to be shipped – no social engagement necessary. Isn’t that fantastic?
Okay, this one’s kind of a cheat, because in order to need this you had to have left your house. But seriously, who doesn’t want an app that finds a convenient parking space for them so that they don’t have to drive around looking for one? SpotHero is the city-goers savior for finding the best daily and monthly parking sports in Chicago, NYC, DC, Boston, and more. Now you can go straight from your car to your wherever else you’re going – once again, successfully minimizing the time you have to spend out in the winter cold. Ain’t that handy.
And there you have it. Like magic, you’ll never have to leave your house again in the cold winter. So bundle up and get your Netflix on, because we’re still two and a half months away from decent weather.